Sunday, July 11, 2010

Faux Fungus Among Us

This is really not a fungus at all, but the "dog vomit slime mold," Fuligo septica, which belongs in the phylum Myxomycota in the Kingdom Protista.

Kayla...aren't you proud of me, for googling and finding this interesting little tidbit about this happy little organism growing on my squash?

How nice of it to find my little garden spot.

1 comment:

  1. Haha I am proud of you! Many people are quite unhappy to find these in their garden. They are really common on wood mulch and there is nothing you can do about them. You should just feel lucky you're not discovering some other very common and rude-looking organisms... stinkhorns..just google image them to see what I mean. hahah :)